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Here are 3 of our latest articles:

  1. Interview With Author Tom Gilbert - by Larry McCray in September 2021
  2. "A Plague Is Upon Us" - by Steve Sisto in September 2021
  3. Peanuts, But No Cracker Jack - by Bruce Allardice in September 2021

Here are 3 randomly selected articles:

  1. Number of Known BB Clubs in 40 Largest US Cities, 1870 5.0 - by Bruce Allardice in July 2021
  2. Rounders: A Game That "Gets No Respect" - by David Block in May 2021
  3. When The Game Was Not The Thing - by Bob Tholkes in May 2021
  4. Old Team Nicknames - by Bruce Allardice in May 2021
  5. Playing "Ball" In Canada In 1803 - by William Humber in May 2021
  6. McKinstry vs. Brooklyn Daily Times - by Steve Sisto in March 2021
  7. The First Baseball Game In Mexico - by Bruce Allardice in February 2021
  8. Rounders: Baseball's True Origin? - by Bruce Allardice in February 2021
  9. Such Tumbles, Such Collisions - by Steve Sisto in February 2021
  10. Origins Newsletter -- February 2021 - by Bruce Allardice in February 2021
  11. Lost for 200 Years: John Thorn Detects Base Ball in New York in 1821 - by John Thorn in January 2021
  12. Number of Known BB Clubs in 40 Largest US Cities, 1870 3.0 - by Bruce Allardice in September 2020
  13. Ethnicity in 19C Base Ball -- A General Introduction - by Tom Gilbert in May 2020
  14. The Early Sporting Press in New England 1.0 - by Donna Halper in April 2020
  15. Base Ball on the Field, 1858-1865 - by Bruce Allardice in March 2020
  16. Old old games - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  17. Search Terms - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  18. NER Project Overview - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  19. The Massachusetts Game - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  20. Research Bibliography for Early Base Ball - by Bill Lyons in December 2019
  21. Wicket Ball - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  22. Emperics - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  23. Length of Games, 1860-1865 1.0 - by Bob Tholkes in October 2019
  24. Sons of Liberty - by Tom Gilbert in June 2019
  25. Ballplaying by Civil War Soldiers 1.0 - by Bruce Allardice in September 2018
  26. Very Early (pre-1857) Rules on Base Advancement After Caught Fly Balls - by Richard Hershberger in June 2018
  27. Baseball Making Notes - by Corky Gaskell in March 2018
  28. Ten-Position Base Ball - by Mark Brunke in February 2018
  29. Feeder and Rounders, 1841 - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  30. 1854 Unified Kinickerbocker-Eagle-Gotham Rules - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  31. La balle empoisonnée - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  32. The 20 Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  33. 1860 NABBP Rules - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  34. Rules of the Massachusetts Association of Base Ball Players - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  35. Englische Base-ball - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  36. Early Evidence on Base Stealing - by Richard Hershberger in February 2016
  37. The Play-Testing of Early Base Ball Rule Modifications, version 1.0 - by Richard Hershberger in January 2016
  38. Cricket and the Rise of Baseball - by Bruce Allardice in June 2015
  39. Beachville Deconstruction (The New York Game Comes to Canada) - by Bill Humber in May 2015
  40. Uniforms - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  41. Playing to Win - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  42. Base Ball Fever - by Jeffrey Kittel in September 2014
  43. Gambling's Role - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  44. Club Makeup - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  45. Patterns of Spread - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  46. The Big Tours - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  47. Predecessor Pastimes - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  48. The Beneficiaries - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  49. Accounts - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  50. Competing Pastimes - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  51. The Grounds - by Marty Payne in September 2014
  52. Media Effects - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  53. The Spread of Early Base Ball in Illinois to 1870 - by Bruce Allardice in August 2014
  54. The Backstop - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  55. Judgment! - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  56. Called Pitches - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  57. Pitchers Covering First - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  58. Protoball Search Aid - by Larry McCray in March 2014
  59. Spirit Letters From X, 1857-8 - by Bob Tholkes in February 2014
  60. Stoolball Today -- The Rejuvenation of an Ancient Pastime - by John and Kay Price in November 2013
  61. For Fun and Health -- That's Why She Played - by Debbie Shattuck in October 2013
  62. 19CBB Highlights, August September 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in October 2013
  63. Internet Search Tips - by Bruce Allardice in October 2013
  64. Richard Hershberger Interview, October 2013 - by Protoball Functionary in October 2013
  65. Bruce Allardice Find Stories, October 2013 - by Bruce Allardice in October 2013
  66. Sliding - by Richard Hershberger in October 2013
  67. The Spread of Base Ball, 1859 - 1870 - by Bruce Allardice in September 2013
  68. Next Destin'd Post, August 2013 - by Larry McCray in August 2013
  69. Interview with 2013 SABR-Origins Chair Bill Johnson - by Protoball Functionary in August 2013
  70. 1857 Rules - by Jeffrey Kittel in July 2013
  71. Interview with Bill Ryczek - by Protoball Functionary in June 2013
  72. The Next Destin'd Post, June 2013 - by Larry McCray in June 2013
  73. Sam Marchiano and the 1755 Bray Diary Find - by Protoball Functionary in June 2013
  74. Don't Forget the Girls - by Debbie Shattuck in June 2013
  75. Performing Logic Searches on Protoball - by Dave Anderson in June 2013
  76. 19CBB Digest, April-May 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in June 2013
  77. 1845 Knickerbocker Rules - by Jeffrey Kittel in April 2013
  78. 19CBB Digest, March 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in April 2013
  79. Multi-word Searches on Protoball - by David Anderson in April 2013
  80. Randall Brown's Find of the Wheaton Account -- Before the Knickerbockers - by Randall Brown in April 2013
  81. Interview with Peter Morris - by Protoball Functionary in April 2013
  82. New England Woman Observes Ball Play in Norfolk, Virginia in 1802 - by Tom Altherr in April 2013
  83. Next Destin'd Post, April 2013 - by Larry McCray in April 2013
  84. Irish Rounders (Burman's Report) - by Howard Burman in March 2013
  85. New Englander Confronts Impious Sunday Ball-playing in Virginia - by Tom Altherr in March 2013
  86. Linking Clubs to Ballgames - by Dave Anderson in February 2013
  87. Postings to 19CBB, Jan. - Feb. 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in February 2013
  88. Dave's Tip No. 1 -- Using "Site Search" and "Enhanced Search" - by Dave Anderson in February 2013
  89. An Interview with David Block - by Protoball Functionary in February 2013
  90. Tom Altherr Contemplates His Favorite Finds - by Tom Altherr in February 2013
  91. A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball - by Tom Altherr in February 2013
  92. The Next Destin'd Post, January 2013 - by Larry McCray in January 2013
  93. The Story of George Thompson’s 1823 Find --- Base Ball in New York City - by George Thompson in January 2013
  94. A New Find on Early Wicket and Old Fashioned Base Ball - by Tom Altherr in January 2013
  95. Bob Tholkes Condenses Key 19CBB Postings in December 2012 - by Bob Tholkes in January 2013
  96. The Story of George Thompson’s 1823 Find -- "Base Ball" in NYC! - by George Thompson in January 2013
  97. The Spread of Base Ball in the Pacific Northwest - by Mark Brunke in January 2013
  98. Interview with John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball - by Protoball Functionary in January 2013
  99. "A Good Many Different Kinds of Ball" - by Tom Altherr in January 2013
  100. What Was The Massachusetts Game, Anyway? - by Jeffrey Kittel in December 2012


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